On this super-scenic route through Arizona, Utah, and Colorado, you’ll discover the Southwest’s grandest sights and uncover less-visited gems.
A vacation to the American Southwest should be like seeing your favorite band: You want all of the greatest hits, but also some rarities that please even the most die-hard fans.
This adventure-packed 12-day road trip through northern Arizona, southern Colorado, and southern Utah includes seven national parks, a series of spectacular scenic byways, a handful of colorful mountain towns, and one of the country’s highest concentrations of Native American archaeological sites. Along the way, you can ride a historic steam engine train, explore a famous slot canyon, hike to your heart’s content, and go kayaking, whitewater rafting, or zip lining.
This trip is equally good for campers or noncampers. Start your planning by digging out your AAA maps and following along on our route. When the time is right to go, this road trip is gonna be epic.